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Inhaltsangabe: Set from December 1999 to Mardi Gras 2000, Messiah introduces two remarkable young women: Felicity, a girl detective in New Orleans, and Andrea, a Sarajevan orphan who has found asylum in Jerusalem after internment in a Serbian POW camp. Felicity and Andrea, both presciently self-aware, come to believe they are the two severed halves of a whole entity, eventually finding each other amid the chaos of millennial fervor. Their special mission: to fulfill an extraordinary destiny as Armageddon sweeps the earth.
Review: Waiting by her grandmother's deathbed, Felicity Odille Le Jeune makes one last request: "'I got a message for you to take to God!... Tell God,' she whispered, 'to grant me an orgasm.'"
Leave it to Andrei Codrescu to introduce a soupçon of sex into an already bizarre death scene featuring a televangelist named Jeremy "Elvis" Mullin, a lost lottery ticket, and Felicity herself, a New Orleans private detective whose "spiky short hair, baggy clothes, pierced nostril, and eight-hole black work boots were the manifestations of the 'be more manly every day' discipline she'd practiced for years. The goal of the regimen was to achieve maximum teenage boyishness by the time she turned thirty, and to maintain it indefinitely." It is the turn of the century, after all--December 1999, to be exact--and anything goes. Her grandmother's death has left Felicity alone in the world and with only one aim in mind: to take down the weaselly Mullin who had convinced Grandmère to hand over her two-million-dollar lottery ticket to his United Ministries.
Meanwhile, halfway around the world, Andrea Isbik, late of Sarajevo, has found refuge from the Serbian prison camps in Jerusalem. But Israel is just a stop along the road to the Big Easy for Andrea, and before long the two women have met and joined forces as Armageddon threatens. Codrescu has his tongue firmly in cheek as he piles on the millennial fears and cranks up the volume of nutty rhetoric in the final, pitched battle between Felicity's tribe of pierced and tattooed followers and the fanatical legions of the fundamentalist Reverend Mullin. Readers who prefer their apocalyptic panic leavened with a good dose of humor will find Messiah right up their alley. --Alix Wilber
Titel: Messiah: A Novel
Verlag: Simon & Schuster
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett. New York : Penguin Press, 2008, 2008. , 470pp., very good dust-jacket, very good black half-cloth with black boards Number line from 1 to 9 and down 10 to 2. ISBN 9781594201493. Artikel-Nr. 40556
Buchbeschreibung New York : Knopf, 1987. Buchzustand: Gut. 141 S. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - In The Messiah of Stockholm, Cynthia Ozick brings her extraordinary artistry and intelligence to bear on a wry and wildly inventive, heartbreaking tale of one man's comically desperate struggle with an illusory identity. The man is Lars Andemening: orphaned in Poland during World War II, brought up in Sweden by a begrudging foster family, "seized in infancy by an unnatural history" that has followed him into middle age. Divorced twice, estranged from his only child, an ultraliterary book reviewer for a decidedly unliterary newspaper, he is more comfortable in the "wilderness of his quilt" than in the company of people. And he is obsessed with an impassioning notion : that he is the son of Bruno Schulz, the legendary Polish writer killed by the Nazis before his magnum opus, The Messiah, could come to light. Lars has no proof of his lineage, but he has the "orphan's terrifying freedom to choose," and it is Schulz he has chosen, entering the phantasmagoria of the mind he finds in the writer's work in order to extract from it the fullness of a life. Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Originalhalbleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Artikel-Nr. 1055297
Buchbeschreibung NY Villard (1995)., 1995. VG in VG DJ. What would it take to make you believe?. Artikel-Nr. 007564
Buchbeschreibung New York, The Penguin Press, 2008. Garenloos. (8), 472 p.l Ongecorrigeerd leesexemplaar, bestemd voor recensenten. 'Not for sale', meldt het omslag. Artikel-Nr. 265231